“The past few days have been very special,” Lorenzo said. “I had the opportunity to work alongside some of the best engineers in this sport, I drove the F2 car, and had simulator test sessions. Finally, I got to drive the real deal.”
"The car is very smooth," he said. "I expected a more twitchy and difficult car but everything was so good. The car is really, really fast, and the grip is unreal. You get used to the power, similar to a MotoGP bike.
“But in the corners, you are in a different world—about 25 mph faster through the middle of the corners. I was surprised how late you can brake, and the amount of grip the car can support at full throttle in the fast corners is insane.”
Mercedes AMG Petronas engineer Richard Lane coordinated the on-track portion of the test. “Between runs, Jorge pored over the data, looking to find areas of improvement,” Lane said. “His interest in the detail of his performance has been impressive. You can see why he’s a multiple champion on two wheels.”